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Five places to hear classical music this arts season

By Kenneth LaFave Classical music continues to change shape and form, and as it does, this handful of Valley venues continue to present it. Phoenix Symphony Hall As the name says, this venerable venue is home to...

5 hidden golf gems around the Valley

By Tim J. Randall With so many phenomenal golf courses around the Valley—more than 200 in Greater Phoenix—players have a tour bag of options on where to “tee it up.” But how to choose? Here...

Rosati’s Old Town brings the taste of Chicago to Scottsdale

By Connor Dziawura When Bill Jachimek’s friend suggested he try Rosati’s pizza 20 years ago, he was skeptical. “I always thought, ‘Well, it’s not going to be any good’ because most of things they call Chicago...

This weekend: Shop vintage, game on, embrace the heat and more

Don't spend the weekend stuck indoors. Get out and shop for items to spruce up your home, indulge your love of gaming, see world-class dancing, or hit one of the many concerts around the...
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5 stunning Arizona camping areas you need to visit

Want an escape from the summer heat in the Valley? Look no further than your home state. Arizona houses some of the most beautiful and accessible campsites in the country. You can choose from a wide variety of...
Water accumulated from the July 18 monsoon on other Ahwatukee streets, as this photo along Warner Road shows.

3 dangers of monsoon season every Arizonan needs to know

Non-Arizonans know about the scorching heat during the Phoenix summer. However, they don't know that summer doubles as our rainy season. The official "monsoon season" in the Southwest starts June 15 and lasts until September 30. Some residents...
Frost Gelato

7 unique Phoenix spots for ice cream and frozen treats

It will be a few months yet before Phoenix temperatures regularly dip below 100 degrees. That means plenty of time to try any and all strategies to keep cool. For those with a sweet tooth,...
two fans blowing dollar banknotes in concrete room. 3d rendering

Not cool: AC unit ownership costs about to skyrocket

As temperatures soar across the Valley, so is the cost of keeping aging heat pumps working for area homeowners. Regardless of whether homeowners are trying to hang on to their existing heat pump till its...
Big Surf Waterpark

7 outdoor hot spots that help you stay cool

If you're going be outside during summer in Phoenix, it doesn't hurt to lounge in – or next to – a cool body of water. If you're fortunate enough to live near an accessible pool, you...
Air conditioning units

AC advice: Keep costs down as you keep cool

Unlike houses in other parts of the country, virtually every home in Phoenix features built-in air conditioning. People couldn't survive the summer without it. OK, historically that isn't true, but who would even want...

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